Phrasal Verbs: English: Health related verbs

Health Phrasal Verbs 

๐Ÿ’ŠPass away
Meaning: Die
Example: His mother passed away last year.

๐Ÿ’ŠRun over
Meaning: Hit by a vehicle
Example: Two children were run over and killed.

๐Ÿ’ŠBreak out
Meaning: Develop skin sores or irritation
Example: The measles caused me to break out in a rash.

๐Ÿ’ŠFight off
Meaning: Resist an illness
Example: I’m trying to fight off a cold.

๐Ÿ’ŠCome to
Meaning: Become conscious
Example: When he came to, he was lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.

๐Ÿ’ŠPass out
Meaning: Faint, lose consciousness
Example: People everywhere were passing out from the heat.

๐Ÿ’ŠGet over
Meaning: Recover from something
Example: It’s taken me ages to get over the flu.

๐Ÿ’ŠCome down with
Meaning: Become sick (not seriously)
Example: I think I’m coming down with the flu.

๐Ÿ’ŠThrow up
Meaning: Be sick, vomit
Example: The baby’s thrown up her dinner.

๐Ÿ’ŠCome round
Meaning: Become conscious
Example: Your mother hasn’t yet come round from the anesthetic.

๐Ÿ’ŠWork out
Meaning: Train the body by physical exercise
Example: I work out regularly to keep fit.

๐Ÿ’ŠWarm up
Meaning: Begin a physical activity gradually
Example: It’s necessary to warm up before exercise to prevent injuries.

๐Ÿ’ŠBlock up
Meaning: Stop something from moving through something else
Example: My nose is blocked up.

๐Ÿ’ŠLay (Laid) up
Meaning: Unable to work, etc. because of an illness or injury
Example: She’s laid up with a broken leg.

๐Ÿ’ŠSwell up
Meaning: Become large, inflated, or bulging
Example: The boy’s arm swelled up where the bee had stung him.

๐Ÿ’ŠClog up
Meaning: Become or cause to become obstructed
Example: High fat foods can clog up our arteries.

๐Ÿ’ŠDose up (UK)
Meaning: Give medicine to
Example: You should dose up with vitamin C to fight colds off.

๐Ÿ’ŠLay low
Meaning: Render someone unable to move or leave their bed
Example: The flu usually lays people low for five to ten days.

๐Ÿ’ŠLet up
Meaning: Become less strong or stop
Example: A cold continues at its peak for several days, then it gradually let up.

๐Ÿ’ŠShake off
Meaning: Shake something in order to get something off of it
Example: She has failed to shake off her stomach injury.


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